African American men must stop sabotaging themselves by not cross-dressing and should show support, encouragement and acceptance to all brothers despite any sexual orientation differences among blacks. Movies and television can either make African Americans hesitant to reveal their sexual orientation or it can advance their career. The masculinity of colored men is being supported by the media making it easier for them to freely express themselves.
This is the image of the black male that must be recovered, restored, so that it can stand as the example pf revolutionary manhood” According to Hooks almost all Black men have had to repress themselves emotionally so as not to be perceived as troublemakers or even risk being punished for allegedly making trouble. Curious Black boys are perceived as troublemakers while their white peers exhibiting same behavior are rewarded. All three authors concur for the educational status of black men to change then there has to be a restructuring of America and the education system and then and only then will Black males become overachievers instead of underachievers.
Gottzén raised the idea that men “father” through sports and help the youth gain attributes and values that make them a man. These youth males learn the social norms and values from their fathers through primary socialization. As a result, this influences the personality the males gain. Fathers have a bigger impact on youth males because some use their father’s status as a goal. In Messner’s study, he has a 24 year old black man that used his father’s physical stature as a goal to obtain the same status and physique as his father.
Media is a focal reason for the evolution and formation of masculinity, especially black masculinity. Men are at the forefront of media, and the men that are portrayed in media are almost perfect in every fashion. The media has stereotyped black men, which ultimately leads to the evolution of the black man. The evolution of the black man is formed through a stereotype because, it affects the expectations of what black men are supposed and not supposed to do. Starting in the early 1950s the image of black men started to change.
Feminist masculinity enables self-love, and confidence in men which leads to success, and happiness. If patriarchy was indeed the solution, then why are most crimes and act of violence committed by men? Patriarchy teaches men that anger is the only emotion that is accepted by them which have resulted in devastating outcomes in society. Self-love leads to a healthy formation of one’s identity, men wouldn’t feel “threatened” by other men or feel
In Richard Wright’s Black Boy, you see not only the transformation of a young boy going into adulthood, but a fascinating story of a hero on a journey to discover his true identity and his part in society. “Heroism is not about rising to the top, fighting for one's rightful place in society, but rather about making one's society and one's self whole. There is, however, also the notion that the right person can solve even global problems single-handedly. If the right person attempts such a feat, it will usually be successful” (Haberkorn). Wright goes from an ordinary world of struggles with hunger and poverty to a life of unfair treatment due to the color of his skin.
For example, the college male wants to smell good to appeal to fellow students, during internships etc. The workforce male wants to have a cologne fragrance to prepare him to tackle everyday work tasks and the active duty male may want to wear this fragrance during free time on the weekends. Men in Black provides the masculine smell that is classy but yet professional. This cologne is especially good for the older crowds who enjoys mingling on the weekends and keep it professional during the week. Men in Black strategic market plan are precise in catering to the young and the young at heart males.
The audience (middle class youth), now have a huge respect towards that person. This gives the listener an emotional connection between them, and their favorite hip hop artist. In the head of the listener, people now think that the rapper opened up to them to let them know what trials one has faced. Making the interest even stronger than it was before. Listening to their favorite hip hop artist also allows them to really experience the “gangster” life without putting themselves in actual dangers.
Hip-hop is one of the most popular genres of music in the U.S. It is very influential in today’s youth, especially young African-American males. It has created such a false image for them, leading them to believe that much of what the rappers talk about is appropriate. Nowadays, some of the most popular rap songs and lyrics are just too graphic for them to be listening to at their age. Hip-hop music causes African-American males to engage in activities that will negatively affect their future.
The pressures are so high that if men do not follow these pressures lead them to become outcasts within peers and even their family. I applaud the people in NOMAS that are able to stand out and expand men’s awareness of sexism. Some of their goals are “To sponsor workshops to expand men’s ... ... middle of paper ... ...en in the media is men acting aggressive. This aggression is a common stereotype in that men are aggressive; this stereotype partly has truth to it because the media has such an influence on people. Tough Guise 2 portrays this that boys are taught from a young age how to act such as not showing emotions except for anger.